Teddy Bear Memories

Teddy Bear Memories

The first bear was created not to mark a memory but rather in joyous anticipation of a baby.  Always the thoughtful one, seamstress extraordinaire Nancy Caldwell made custom crib sheets and a teddy bear in matching print as a gift for a friend who was adopting a baby....
Buttercream, Caramel, or Maple?

Buttercream, Caramel, or Maple?

My first job at the age of 18 was assembling boxes of assorted chocolates. OK,  I know some of you are right now channeling the old I Love Lucy segment where Lucy and Ethel are working at a candy factory. They have screwed up several other jobs there, and the boss...
What About A Name? Part Two

What About A Name? Part Two

My Aunt Winona says that my parents chose her as my baptismal sponsor and my mother let her choose my name. Lynne Elizabeth is the name she came up with, Elizabeth being my paternal grandmother’s first name. At my baptism when the minister asked, “What name is given...
Streaking Across The Sky

Streaking Across The Sky

Some people will say the story is based on a string of lovely coincidences. Others might say it’s proof there’s a little magic left in the world. Personally, this strengthens my belief that the Holy Spirit works in ways we cannot begin to understand. This Thursday,...